Capability and Technology Assessments
BIS conducts industry analyses to assess capabilities of the U.S.
industrial base to support the national defense. The Office of Technology Evaluation
uses industry-specific surveys to provide essential
employment, financial, production, R&D,
and other data - information unavailable from any other source. The
final reports provide findings and recommendations for government policy-makers
and industry leaders.
These studies are conducted in cooperation with experts from the private
sector and other U.S. government agencies. The goal is to enable the
private sector and government agencies to monitor trends, benchmark
industry performance, and raise awareness of diminishing manufacturing
capabilities. Customers for these reports include the Armed Services,
Congress, and industry associations.
Learning more about our assessments?
Click on the industries and technologies listed in the right hand
column for either the complete assessment or a summary of our analysis.
Obtaining copies of any listed assessment?
Contact OTE to request copies of any report that is not available on line.
industry assessments which analyze the impact of imports?
Defense Department publications?
You can view them on DOD's Web site.
North American technology sector studies
conducted jointly by the Canadian and U.S. Governments?
You will find them on the NATIBO
Additional U.S. Industry assessments?
Go to the U.S. International
Trade Commission Web site.
U.S. Space Industry Deep Dive - Spring 2013
Defense Industrial Base Assessment of the U.S. Underwater Acoustics and Transducer Industry Spring 2013
Industrial Base Assessment of Consumers of U.S. Electro-Optical (EO) Satellite Imagery – Winter 2012/13
National Security Assessment of the Cartridge and Propellant Actuated Device Industry: Fourth Review – Winter 2012/13
2012 - Defense Industrial Base Assessment: Telecommunications Industry Infrastructure
2012 - National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Industrial Base Post-Space Shuttle
2012 - Critical Technology Assessment on Night Vision Focal Plane Arrays, Sensors and Cameras drafted by the Office of Technology Evaluation
2011 - Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assessment: Reliance on Foreign Sourcing in the Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector December 2011
2010 - Diminishing Manufacturing Sources and Material Shortages (DMSMS) Cost Metric Assessment
2010 - Technology Assessment on Impact of U.S. Export Controls on Green Technology Items
2010 - Technology Assessment on Fine Grain, High-Density Graphite
2010 - Defense Industrial Base Assessment of Counterfeit Electronics
2009 - Critical Technology Assessment of Five Axis Simultaneous Control Machine Tools
2009 - U.S. Integrated Circuit Design and Fabrication Capability
2007 - Defense Industrial Base Assessment of the U.S. Space Industry
Imaging and Sensors Industry
2006 - Cartridge and Propellant Actuated Devices
2006 - Air Force C-17 Program
2005 - Munitions Power Sources (Batteries)
2004 - Industry Attitudes on R&D with the Department of Defense
2004 - Aerial Delivery (Parachutes)
2004 - Theater Support Vessel
2003 - U.S.
Textile and Apparel Industries Base Assessment
- A Survey of the Use of Biotechnology in U.S. Industry October 2003
2003 - U.S. Textile and Apparel Industries: An Industrial Base Assessment October 2003
2003 - Technology Assessment: U.S. Assistive Technology Industry February 2003
2002 - Heavy Manufacturing Industries: Economic Impact and Productivity of Welding Navy June 2002
2002 - The Effect of Imports of Iron Ore and Semi-Finished Steel on the National Security October 2001
National Security Assessment of the U.S. High-Performance Explosives & Components Sector June 2001
2001 - National Security Assessment of the U.S. Shipbuilding and Repair Industry - May 2001
2001 - Statistical Handbook of the Ball and Roller Bearing Industry (Update) - June 2001
2000 - National Security Assessment of the Cartridge and Propellant Actuated Device Industry: Update - December 2000
1999 - The Effect on the National Security of Imports of Crude Oil and Refined Petroleum Products - November 1999
1999 - U.S. Commercial Technology Transfers to The Peoples Republic of China January 1999
1998 - Critical Technology Assessment: Optoelectronics - October 1998
1997 - National Security Assessment of the Emergency Aircraft Ejection Seat Sector - November 1997
1997 - Critical Technology Assessment of the U.S. Semiconductor Materials Industry - April 1997
1995 - National Security Assessment of the Cartridge and Propellant Actuated Device Industry - October 1995
1995 - A Study of the International Market for Computer Software with Encryption NSA -1995
1994 - The Effect of Imports of Crude Oil and Petroleum Products on the National Security - December 1994
1994 - Critical Technology Assessment of U.S. Artificial Intelligence - August 1994
1994 - Critical Technology Assessment of U.S. Superconductivity - April 1994
1994 - Critical Technology Assessment of U.S. Optoelectronics - February 1994
1993 - Critical Technology Assessment of U.S. Advanced Ceramics - December 1993
1993 - Critical Technology Assessment of U.S. Advanced Composites - December 1993
1993 - The Effect of Imports of Ceramic Semiconductor Packages on the National Security - August 1993
1993 - National Security Assessment of the U.S. Beryllium Industry - July 1993
1993 - National Security Assessment of the Antifriction Bearings Industry - February 1993
1992 - National Security Assessment of the U.S. Forging Industry - December 1992
1992 - Natl. Sec. Assessment of the Domestic and Foreign Subcontractor Base~3 US Navy Systems - March 1992
1992 - The Effect of Imports of Gears and Gearing Products on the National Security - July 1992
1991 - National Security Assessment of the U.S. Robotics Industry - March 1991
1991 - Natl. Security Assessment of the U.S. Semiconductor Wafer Processing Equipment Industry - April 1991
1991 - National Security Assessment of the U.S. Gear Industry - January 1991
1989 - The Effect of Imports of Uranium on the National Security Sept. 1989
1989 - The Effect of Imports of Crude Oil and Refined Petroleum on Natl. Security Jan. 1989
1989 - The Effect of Imports of Plastic Injection Molding Machines on Natl. Security Jan. 1989
1988 - The Effect of Imports of Anti-Friction Bearings on the Natl. Security - July 1988
1987 - Investment Castings: A Natl. Security Assessment Dec. 1987
1987 - Joint Logistics Commanders/DOC Precision Optics Study - June 1987
1987 - An Economic Assessment of the U.S. Industrial Fastener Industry Mar. 1987
1986 - Joint Logistics Commanders/DOC Bearing Study - June 1986